William Jessup University: Narrative Description

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333 Sunset Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765
Tel: (916)577-1800
Free: 800-355-7522
Admissions: (916)577-2222
Fax: (916)577-1813
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jessup.edu/


Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1939. Setting: 156-acre suburban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Total enrollment: 436. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 104 applied, 66% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 300 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 136 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 9% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 35% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: protective services/public administration; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, letter of introduction, minimum SAT score of 830 or ACT score of 17, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,174 includes full-time tuition ($15,814) and college room and board ($6360). Part-time tuition: $670 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Missions Club, student leadership, drama team, music ensemble. Major annual events: International Banquet, Christmas Banquet, All-School Barbecue. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, day and evening patrols by trained security personnel. 186 college housing spaces available; 157 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. William Jessup University Library with 58,114 books, 90 microform titles, 198 serials, 1,725 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Jose State University.

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